Four-star LB Pete Werner adds to Notre Dame commitment haul

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Three commits in one night.

That's the total damage done for Notre Dame football.

Four-star linebacker Pete Werner became the third recruit to announce his commitment to Notre Dame on Monday night. He's the fifth prospect to give his pledge to the Irish since the start of Saturday's junior day. All five were on Notre Dame's campus this weekend.

Werner shared the news on Twitter.

Werner has the highest recruiting profile of the bunch. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound junior at Indianapolis Cathedral chose the Irish over offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Ole Miss and Duke, among others.

Rivals ranks Werner as the No. 19 outside linebacker in the 2017 class. 247Sports slates him No. 22 at the position.

The versatile athlete played cornerback, safety and linebacker at times as a junior for the annual state championship contender in Indianapolis.

Defensive tackle Kurt Hinish and linebacker Drew White also committed to Notre Dame on Monday night. Linebacker David Adams gave his pledge Sunday night and quarterback Avery Davis started the trend Saturday.

Notre Dame's 2017 class now contains nine verbal commitments — five on offense with the last four coming on defense.

Below are highlights of Werner's junior season via Hudl.

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— Pete Werner (@petewerner23) March 22, 2016

Notre Dame wears their custom Shamrock Series uniforms during the first half of the Notre Dame-Boston College NCAA football game on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, inside Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN